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Plant City Observer Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 1 month ago

Your Town 8.23.18

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Another spooky Mystery Dinner Theatre is in the books and the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center bid its interns farewell.
by: Breanne Williams Staff Writer

Mystery Dinner Theatre

The Trinkle Center was filled with 50’s themed chaos Friday evening as hundreds of guests poured into Mike’s Diner. Throughout the evening they danced the hand jive, enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers and sundaes and placed bets on who the mysterious murderer in the annual performance was.

The cast of the show gave the attendees a run for their money and one table that guessed the killer and motive correctly walked away with special surprises. The annual show is the largest fundraiser for the Bruton Memorial Library. 

Courtesy of Gil Gott. The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center has had many interns over the years that have helped comb through and untangle Plant City's intricate history.

Bidding interns farewell

The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center bid its summer interns farewell last week in a special goodbye ceremony. Anisa J. Brown, a journalism major at the University of Tampa, completed 230 hours over 11 weeks. She researched and completed the writing of a monograph, "Growing Up Black in Plant City, Florida, During the Time of Segregation and Inequality.”

Other students who have completed the summer intern program in past years include Sarah Roy, USF, Martha Lafon, Florida Southern College, and Ivy Johnson, an Anthropology major at USF, who also completed the program earlier this year.

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